This is the final part of my review of the new Finnair A350 aircraft which I flew recently on a test flight from Heathrow to Helsinki and back.
Yesterday was the ‘proper’ review of what you will find if you take the Finnair A350 on a long-haul flight to Asia. The food they served on my short hop was their standard European business class food – but I know you will still want to see it.
Here was the menu for the outbound:
Luckily it was translated overleaf! It was a one tray meal consisting of:
Smoked salmon with terrine of artichoke and goat cheese
Ravioli filled with cheese, grilled zuccini and tomato fennel sauce
Traditional Finnish dessert with bluberry and raspberry
It wasn’t the best in-flight meal I have ever had, but more than satisfactory by the standards of European business class.
Champagne was Nicholas Feuillatte:
For the return I was offered my first ever bit of reindeer:
Smoked reindeer mousse with lingonberry coulis
Warm smoked artic char, potato terrine with leek and sour cream sauce
Blueberry and raspberry cake with vanilla cream
I found this preferable – the fish tasted better than the ravioli and the tray simply looked better.
Finally, it is worth noting that, simply because they could, Finnair has designed a series of light shows for the A350 cabin to show off the LED system. On the outbound we were treated to a recreation of the Northern Lights, which doesn’t really photograph well:
…. but you get the idea!